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Gov. Amado Espino,Jr. with Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil led other provincial government officials during the procession as they join thousands of Catholics as part of the Christ The King celebration last November 21 in Lingayen by the Lingayen-Dagupan Archdiocese.CESAR RAMIREZ

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November 30, 2010 at 10:14 am Leave a comment

Police say no jueteng still in Pangasinan


LINGAYEN– Provincial police officials claimed the illegal numbers game jueteng is back after it was stopped middle of September this year.

“Negative,” Sr. Supt. Rosueto Ricaforte, provincial police director, sounding irked, said when asked if jueteng is being played once more.

He said he will never allow the illegal game to rear its ugly head again in Pangasinan and issued a warning that he will conduct raids on jueteng lairs of those who insist on operating.

“Kung mayroong magpilit, we will raid them. There are plenty of people who are getting involved when they should not get involved, ” he said.

“We will allow only legal games in the province, like Small Town Lottery (STL),” he said

The Provincial Board of Pangasinan has recently passed a resolution allowing STL operations in the province, listing the resolution in the “Other Matters.”

Ricaforte admitted that there were attempts by some known operators in the past to resurrect jueteng “but the police immediately thwarted their efforts.”

A text message sent to the Inquirer said several persons have resumed operations of the jueteng allegedly with the go-signal of a mayor, in the province.

Archbishop Oscar Cruz, head of the Krusada ng Bayan Laban sa Sugal, said several persons, including a national government official, are allegedly behind the illegal game in each district.

”Naghati-hati sila. There are old operators, there are new ones,” he said.

Supt. Wilson Lopez, provincial police intelligence officer, said it was true that there were attempts by several people “to operate on their own but we have been continuously apprehending jueteng personnel.”

He sent a report to the Inquirer showing that from September 9-November 20, the police conducted 18 operations against jueteng, arrested 67 bet collectors and confiscated a total amount of P21,145.

The operations are conducted in 12 towns, with the most number of arrests made in Umingan and the boundary of Umingan, Pangasinan and Lupao, Nueva Ecija.

Lopez explained that some collectors of small town lottery (STL) in neighbor provinces Tarlac and Nueva Ecija “encroached in adjoining Pangasinan towns to collect bets for STL.”

“But while they are collecting for STL, their activity is still illegal because STL franchises specify that they can only collect in their provinces. This is why we arrest the collectors,” he said.

He challenged the Inquirer to go around the province to check if there is jueteng in the different towns.

“It will be self-serving for us policemen to say there is no jueteng, so just go around to see for yourself and report to us the areas where the game is being played,” he said.

November 30, 2010 at 10:11 am Leave a comment

For being 18, SK winner in Agno faces petition


By Yolanda Sotelo

DAGUPAN CITY – For reportedly turning 18 on the election day, a Sangguniang Kabataan winner in Agno during last SK elections faces a petition for quo warranto (right to hold office) after her age was questioned by her opponent for the position.

Records of the Commission on Elections provincial office showed that Jace Fabregas, who won as SK chair of barangay Bangan-Oda, Agno, faces the petition for quo warranto filed by Maria Fe N. Raquel at the municipal trial court of that town.

Provincial Election Supervisor Reddy Balarbar said Fabregas only included only his baptismal certificate, and not his birth certificate, with his certificate of candidacy. He did not say what date was written on the baptismal certificate.

Raquel petitioned the court to disqualify Fabregas, submitting his birth certificate that showed he turned 18 on October 25 or on the election day. This means he was disqualified to hold the SK chairmanship position which is for 15-17 years old, Balarbar said.

The complaint is one of the 25 cases, six of which involved SK chairmanship, 16 barangay chairmanship and three kagawad (council membership), filed with the different municipal courts in the province, the record showed.

The cases are mostly for recounting of ballots , but there are also petitions for correction of manifest error, and annulment of proclamation, revision of ballots, recounting and reappreciation of misappreciated votes.

Some of the involved candidates who won only by one vote over their opponent, such as Cezar Bince in San Pedro West, Rosales, who won over Crisanto Coloma Jr.

Two cases were filed in the towns of Rosales, Bayambang, Urdaneta City, San Manuel, Umingan and Malasiqui; and one each in Agno, Infanta, Burgos, Lingayen, Mangatarem, San Fabian, San Jacinto, Binalonan, Pozorrubio, San Quintin, Tayug and Dagupan City.

Balarbar said the number of election protests have more than doubled during the 2010 polls as compared to the 2007 barangay and SK elections when only ten protests were filed.

The Comelec also encountered more problems now, especially with the non-delivery or late delivery of ballots prior to the elections.

For instance, in Dagupan City, more than 40,000 ballots did not arrive, and until now the Comelec is still tracing where the ballots are, he said.

November 30, 2010 at 10:09 am Leave a comment

Bababa ang accomplishment ng NIA


BM DANNY UY, Kumusta naman po ang nakaraang election ng mga officers ng Provincial Board Members?

Binabati ko si BM Henry Bacurnay, Jr. ng La Union bilang National President ng Provincial Board Members League of the Philippines.

Dalawa lang sa ticket niya ang hindi nakalusot.

“We have to organize a strong and dedicated team, not only to win the PBMLP election, but also to deliver the desired services and programs of the league once we get elected,” ang sabi ni Bacurnay noong minsang nagkaroon ng causus sila sa baguio na dinaluhan ng mga taga regions1, 2, 4a at CAR.

Ka Henry, alam kong itataguyod mo at ipaglalaban ang kagalingan ng mga Board Members.

Nakasama ko si Ka Henry sa ilang pakikibaka para sa panlipunang pagbabago.

Si Ka Henry ay member din ng Council of Asian Liberal and Democrats, naging executive director ng National Institute for Policy Studies, naging member ng International Federation of Liberal and Radical Youth (IFLRY), naging trustee din siya ng Amnesty International.

Sa pangkalahatan, nakakuha ng 378 votes si BM Bacurnay habang si BM Angel Baniqued ay nakakuha naman ng 198 votes.

Sa Luzon ang naging resulta ay Bacurnay 200 tapos Baniqued 111.

Sa Visayas ang resulta ay Bacurnay 71 tapos Baniqued 25.

Sa Mindanao ang resulta ay Bacurnay 107 tapos Baniqued 62.

Ang isang malungkot lang na balita doon na naganap na election ay may kumalat na pangyayari na may nagbibigay daw ng P6,000 o kaya naman ay P3,000 para iboto ang isang kandidato para sa isang mataas na posisyon.

Kahit na nagpakawala ng pera, natalo pa rin.

Ang isa pa ay ang hindi pagtuloy ni BM Ranjit Shahani ng Liberal Party na tumakbo bilang Secretary General sa hanay ni BM Bacurnay…sure win sana siya doon.

Bok Doy, bakit kaya siya umatras?

Mas inuna niya ba ang Pangasinan kaysa Liberal Party?

VICE GOVERNOR FERDIE CALIMLIM malaki po ba ang kaibahan ng pagiging mayor at vice governor?

Bilang mayor kayo po ang nagpapatupad ng mga infrastructure projects.

Katulad ng ipinatayo niyong magandang municipal building ng Mapandan na ngayon ay pinakikinabangan ng mga kababayan natin doon.

Sa isyu ng infrastructure may mga nagtatanong…Ano po ba ang PPP ni Pnoy?

Ang acronym na PPP ay public-private partnerships.

Eto po iyong dating naririnig na natin na BOT (build-operate-transfer), BOO (build-own-operate), BLT (build-lease-transfer), at iba pa.

Ito ay paraan ng gobyerno para makapagpatayo ng mga public infrastructure facilities kahit walang budget.

Nagagawa ito dahil ibinibigay ng gobyerno sa private na corporation ang pagpapatayo ng public infrastructure tapos pinagbabayad lahat ng gumagamit nito para mabawi ang ginastos at sa kalaunan ay magkamal ng profit.

Ano ang ibig sabihin ng lahat ng ito?

Wala nang kakayanan ang gobyerno para pondohan ang public infrastructure kaya ipinauubaya ito sa private firms.

Ang problema…kapag private firm ang nagtayo kailangan mabawi nila ang kanilang ginastos at mas kailangan na sila ay kumita.

BM NIÑO ARBOLEDA ano po ba ang mga major major na pagkakaiba ng paglilingkod sa bayan bilang Vice Mayor at bilang Board Member?

Ang isang halimbawa ng PPP ay kung hindi kaya ng gobyerno ang magpatayo ng tulay mula Carmen papuntang Villasis.

Sa pamamagitan ng PPP, papayagan ng gobyerno ang isang private firm na magtayo ng tulay.

Tapos, ang lahat ng dadaan sa tulay na iyan ay sisingilin ng private firm para mabawi nila ang gastos at para sila ay kumita.

SA LAHAT NG MGA KASAMA natin sa Pangasinan media, naniniwala ako na kailangan makakuha ng katarungan ang mga pinatay sa Maguindanao Massacre.

Pero huwag na tayong umasang matatapos ang trial sa madaling panahon.

Maging objective sana tayo at tangapin ang katotohanan na mabagal ang pag-ikot ng gulong ng hustisya sa Pilipinas.

Kahil na ilang martsa ang gawin, kahit na i-live coverage mo pa iyan…hindi bibilis ang proseso.

Makinig sana kayo kay senator Joker Arroyo ang sabihin niyang baka abutin ng 200 bago makumpleto ng trial dahil 161 ang defendants at mahigit 300 ang witnesses na haharap sa korte dahil may mga direct examination, cross examinatio at mga motion pa ang mga ito.

Naglabas si Presidente Pnoy ng Proclamation No. 73 Declaring Tuesday, November 23, 2010 as a National Day of Remembrance for the victims in the Maguindanao Massacre.

Maglalabas din kaya siya ng Proclamation sa kaarawan ng Mendiola Massacre na hanggang ngayon wala pang hustisya ang mga pinatay na magsasaka sa panahon ni Presidente Corazon Aquino?

Hanggang ngayon wala pang hustisya sa Lupao Massacre.

Hanggang ngayon wala pang hustisya sa Hacienda Luisita Massacre.

Bilang mga members ng Pangasinan media, ituloy po natin ang pagsulong sa Freedom of Information Act sa Congress at Senate para makapaghatid tayo ng relevant at factual na balita na makakatulong sa pagtataguyod natin ng makabuluhang community journalism.

ANG GRAND LOTTO 6/55 ay mahigit kalahating bilyon na pero ang pag-asa niya na manalo ay one in 29 million.

Paano mo ba i-compute ang chance na 1 is to 29,000,000 sa Grand Lotto 6/55?

Una, imultiply ang 6 na bolang bubunutin (1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6). At ang resulta niyan ay 720.

Pangalawa ipalagay natin na minsan (1) lang ang chance na mabunot ang isang number (1/55, 1/54, 1/53, 1/52, 1/51 and 1/50.)

Pangatlo multiply natin lahat ng numero na nasa itaas ng fraction (1 x 1 x 1x 1 x 1 x 1) na magreresulta sa 1.

Pang apat, multiply natin lahat ng numero sa ibaba ng fraction (55 x 54 x 53 x 52 x 51 x 50) at ang resulta niyan ay 20,872,566,000.

Panglima, divide natin ang 20,872,566,000 ng 720.

At ang resulta ay 1 is to 28,989,675 ang chance mo na manalo sa lotto.

Ibig sabihin niya ay kung bente pesos ang isang kumbinasyon multiply mo ang 20 pesos sa 28,989,675 ang resulta ay P579,793,500.00 ang kailangan mong pantaya para manalo ka.

O ha! Siguradong mananalo ka sa grand lotto 6/55 kung meron kang pantaya sa halagang P579,793,500.00…meron ka ba niyan sa wallet mo?

Ayon sa draw noong November 24 ang pot ay umabot na sa P633,911,065.20 kaya kung namuhunan ka ng P579,793,500.00 at tumama ka. Ang tunay na tinamaan mo ay P54,117,565.20 lang naman.

Kung inaakala niyo na maganda ang paghawak ng pera ng Pnoy administration dahil sa bumaba daw ang ating budget deficit…mag-isip kayo.

ANG KATOTOHANAN SA PAGBABA NG BUDGET DEFICIT ng gobyerno ay dahil hindi nagre-release ng pondo para sa mga projects na kailangan ng sambayanan.

Maraming projects na feasible at may pondo na ang hindi pa na-implement dahil naka-hold lahat.

Iyan ang dahilan kung bakit kakaunti lang ang gastos ng gobyerno ngayon kumpara last year.

Pero ang nagdudusa ay ang mag mamamayan na dapat makinabang sa mga nasabing naka-hold na projects.

Dito lang sa Pangasinan, particular na sa National irrigation Administration maraming projects ang may pondo pero hindi pa nagagawa dahil naghihintay pa sila ng authority to implement.

Lalabas na mababa ang accomplishment rate ng NIA dahil hindi ito makapag-implement ng projects.

Nagtatanong tuloy ang ilan kung ‘magkano’ ang authority to implement na kailangan magmula pa sa Malacañan?

November 30, 2010 at 10:08 am Leave a comment

Mayor Chua want to inspire young women


By Brando Cortez

ASINGAN-“Somebody among the young women out there is someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and be the mayor of Asingan,” Mayor Heidee Chua said. “I will find fulfillment in her!”

If there is anything that lady Mayor Heidee Chua loves about being chief executive of Asingan, its having the power to inspire people, especially young women.

“I feel proud when they come up to me and say, ‘Because of you, I am trying my best to finish my studies no matter how difficult that is,’’’ Chua said.

Chua said that she always works as an instrument of God and help anybody who comes along for assistance.

She said that “If you want something, you envision it and you will achieve it,” Chua said. “I wanted to have a college degree, so I envisioned it and I struggled to finish college. In the end, I got what I wanted.’’

Chua grew up in rural Asingan among the rice fields. She and her siblings are used to a simple life.

She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines and has been an advocate of a better life for the people.

“I always pray that my work will inspire and empower the people of Asingan to meet the challenges they face daily and realize their aspirations for a better life,’’ Chua said.

Chua wants to implement programs and projects that will transform the lives of young women.

“It is my personal advocacy to give young women in Asingan the chance to become successful in life,’’ Chua said. “Unfortunately, most of them do not have the means. Through our empowerment program, we hope to help the young women to engage in livelihood activities.”

November 30, 2010 at 10:05 am 1 comment


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